In God I have put my trust: I will not be afraid what man can do unto me.
~ Psalm 56:11, KJV
When Bethany Silverton left the genteel life of Miss Henderson’s School for Young Ladies back in Philadelphia for the raw frontier town of Sweetwater, Montana, she had no idea how much she would enjoy the freedom and danger of this wild country.
A conservative preacher’s daughter, Bethany can’t resist the challenge of charming the most attractive cowboy in town into attending her father’s new church. She never dreamed that the cowboy would charm the lady.
But Hawk Chandler isn’t the only man vying for Bethany’s affections. Ruthlessly ambitious Vince Richards thinks Bethany is perfect for him: attractive, gracious, just the woman to help him become governor. And he is determined to get what he wants at any cost.
Drawn to one man, an obsession of another, Bethany’s quiet life is thrown into turmoil. She wagered her heart on love. Now she has gotten more than she bargained for—and the stakes are about to become life and death.
Hatcher knows how to pack romance, laughter, tears and lovable characters into her stories. Readers will root for these characters. — Romantic Times Book Reviews
A story told through the eyes of characters struggling with life and faith and with enough plot to keep the reader hooked. Hatcher’s writing is a joy to read not only because it is polished, but also because she allows the story to unfold naturally, never depending on contrived conflicts. A delightful, engaging historical romance. — Author’s Choice Reviews
[The author] brings Bethany Silverton to life in this story full of faith, romance, danger and true love. — Five Star Reviews
The author gives us a good look at what life was like back when Montana was about to become a state. It was not an easy life especially when the little town is hit with a cholera epidemic. Without modern medicine it took many lives. This book is a fun read. There were some curves along the way which made it more interesting. I recommend this book to all ages. — Christian Bookworm Reviews
Robin Lee Hatcher’s latest offering is a romance reader’s delight! The romantic tension between Hawk and Bethany ignites on their first meeting and doesn’t let up until the final page. While the outcome is a forgone conclusion, Robin’s talent with the written word and her unerring ability to create engaging characters, sets this story apart from most other historical romances. Hawk and Bethany’s journey is fraught with misunderstandings, personal tragedy and the schemes of a treacherous man adding excitement to a tale that overflows with simmering attraction and blossoming love. Interspersed with humour and electrifying dialogue, Wagered Heart is a summer treat not to be missed. — Relz Reviewz